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January 18, 2017

World number one Angelique Kerber entered Wednesday’s second round matchup knowing there would be some added pressure as she took on fellow German Carina Witthoeft, a player who idolizes her older compatriot. But the defending champion Kerber, who was celebrating her 29th birthday, pushed through to the Australian Open third round with a 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2 victory.

January 17, 2017

The third day of play down under at the 2017 Australian Open gets underway at 7:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday night offering up plenty of intriguing matches as the second round begins in Melbourne.

January 17, 2017

Rafael Nadal made sure that 2016 would not repeat itself as he kicked off his Melbourne campaign.  A year ago, Nadal lost to the aforementioned Verdasco, but looked dominant on Monday. The Spaniard rolled past Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

January 17, 2017

Tennis legends Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt will join the star-studded lineup for the 10th anniversary of the BNP Paribas Showdown on Monday, March 6, it was announced on Monday.   

January 17, 2017

American Serena Williams began her quest for a 23rd Grand Slam title on Tuesday as she kicked off her Australian Open campaign, and the world number two did so by moving past Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3 in just one hour and 19 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

January 16, 2017

Long Island’s Noah Rubin outlasted fellow American and friend Bjorn Fratangelo 6-7(4), 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the second-round of the Australian Open on Monday, setting up a clash with 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

January 16, 2017

Japan’s Kei Nishikori needed to use everything he had in his tank to advance to the second round of the Australian Open on Monday, outlasting Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-2 in three hours and 34 minutes.

January 16, 2017

American Shelby Rogers produced the best match of her career during the Australian Open’s first slate of games, upending fourth-seed Simona Halep 6-3, 6-1 to earn her first career top five win while also handing Halep a first-round exit in Melbourne for the second-straight year.

 

January 15, 2017

In the world of tennis, the Australian Open is the first major stop of the new year. Players on both the men’s and women’s side will converge on Melbourne aiming for Grand Slam glory after a lengthy layoff.

January 13, 2017

The Metro Corporate League’s fall season came to a close on Thursday night as it hosted its end-of-season party and the Advanced Intermediate and Advanced Division Finals at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club.

January 13, 2017

Johanna Konta captured the second title of her career on Friday, cruising past world number three Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2 to win the Apia International Sydney title.

January 12, 2017

Agnieszka Radwanska will take on Johanna Konta in the Sydney final. 

January 12, 2017

Americans Jack Sock and Steve Johnson both won their respective quarterfinal matches at the ASB Classic on Thursday, setting up a matchup between the two Americans in the semifinals in Auckland, New Zealand.

January 11, 2017

Eugenie Bouchard continued her excellent start to the 2017 season, advancing to the Apia International Sydney semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Anastasia Pavyluchenkova on Wednesday.

January 11, 2017

The PSAL announced its spring schedule for the upcoming boys’ tennis season, which begins on Wednesday, February 1 with the Coaches’ Clinic at the PSAL Office in Long Island City.

January 10, 2017

Daria Kasatkina scored the biggest win of her young career on Tuesday, downing world number one Angelique Kerber 7-6(5), 6-2 to reach the Apia International Sydney quarterfinals. 

January 9, 2017

Professional tennis returned to Brooklyn on Saturday night, as John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, James Blake and Jim Courier squared off in the PowerShares Series QQQ Cup at the Barclays Center, the final stop of the season for the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30.

January 9, 2017

The opening week of the 2017 tennis season wrapped up over the weekend but not before delivering us with some highly entertaining tennis to open up the new year, none more exciting than Novak Djokovic’s three-set victory over world number one Andy Murray to win the ExxonMobil Open title in Doha, Qatar.

January 6, 2017

Novak Djokovic saved five match points on Friday, fighting back from a set down to beat Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3 and reach the ExxonMobil Open final in Doha, Qatar.

January 6, 2017

The good opening week of the season for American women continued on Friday, as both Lauren Davis and Alison Riske moved into the finals of their respective tournaments. Riske advanced to the Shenzhen Open final, while Davis advanced to the ASB Classic title match.

January 6, 2017

Top-seed Milos Raonic came back from a set down to beat fifth-seed Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the Brisbane semifinals on Friday.

January 5, 2017

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today held the ceremonial “First Serve” at the USTA National Campus, the new “Home of American Tennis” located at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.  Tennis icons, local dignitaries, partners and tennis enthusiasts were on hand to mark the occasion.

January 5, 2017

American Alison Riske advanced to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday, knocking off top-seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 as a part of multiple upsets across the WTA spectrum on Thursday.

January 4, 2017

American Madison Brengle notched the biggest win of her career overnight, knocking off world number two and compatriot Serena Williams 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4 in the second-round of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.